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  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020
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    The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), formed at the onset of the COVID-19 shutdown and now comprising nearly 2,000 members in all 50 states and Washington, DC, has released the results of a survey in which 90% of its members report that they will be forced to close forever if the shutdown lasts six months or longer without federal support. NIVA reports that the existing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), even with recent modifications, will not save independent venues, as it leaves fixed costs, even when venues are not permitted to open, and has released a new set of policy requests.

    Journal Topics: News
  • Monday, June 1, 2020
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    We join others all over the world in outrage over the violent killing of George Floyd and in condemnation of prejudice and violence. We stand in solidarity with those who refuse to be silent in this moment of crisis. On Tuesday, June 2, Warner Music Group, including Nonesuch Records, is observing Black Out Tuesday, a day to process this tragedy and focus on accountability and change. As part of the ongoing fight for change, Warner Music Group is contributing to Black Lives Matter and others doing crucial work to combat racial injustice. Here are some ways to get involved. Sign the Justice for George Floyd petition. Donate to the official George Floyd Memorial Fund. Donate to organizations like Black Lives Matter, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, ACLU Racial Justice Program, and The Bail Project. Register to vote at HeadCount.org.

    Journal Topics: News
  • Monday, May 11, 2020
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    Jazz Coalition, a collective of music industry professionals, musicians, fans, and supporters, has launched a Commission Fund to support artists in the jazz community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Artists are nominated by Jazz Coalition members and selected by a jury of their peers to receive $1,000 commission grants to create new work. When public assembly restrictions are lifted, commission recipients will premiere their new works at coalition member venues. To become a member and nominate an artist for a commission grant, visit jazzcoalition.org and donate. You can hear the NPR Morning Edition feature on the fund here.

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  • Saturday, April 18, 2020
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    Record Store Day may have been delayed a bit, but now is a great time to show how we Love Record Stores by shopping online at local independent record stores. Find yours in the US at recordstoreday.com and around the world at recordstores.love.

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  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020
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    Ellis Marsalis, who passed away due to complications from COVID-19 earlier this month, spent the last decade of his life doing what he loved—educating underserved children and young musicians—at the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music in the Musicians' Village of New Orleans' Ninth Ward. Nonesuch Records is proud to have contributed to the Center over the decade through sales of the 2005 album Our New Orleans and encourages those who can to help the Center continue its invaluable work by donating at ellismarsaliscenter.org/donate.

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  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020
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    We are saddened by the loss of producer Hal Willner, who has died from symptoms consistent with COVID-19 at the age of 64. Nonesuch Records President David Bither offers a remembrance.

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  • Monday, March 30, 2020
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    In this age of anxiety, we hope this playlist—fourteen hours of songs from some forty years of Nonesuch recordings—may bring some calm. Available on Spotify and Apple Music.

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  • Monday, March 30, 2020
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    Newport Festivals Foundation has established the Newport Festivals Musician Relief Fund to provide financial relief to musicians in the folk and jazz communities experiencing a loss of income as a result of COVID-19, through rapid micro and full grants. The focus and priority of the fund is on artists who have played the Newport Jazz or Folk Festivals and those in the Rhode Island community; all other applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

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  • Friday, March 20, 2020
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    We hope for the health and safety of communities across the globe impacted by Covid-19. We also recognize the emotional toll and significant financial hardships faced by so many, not least the community of recording and performing artists we know and love. Many musicians have lost a key source of revenue as live performances are canceled; here are some ways you can support them. Artists and arts institutions are finding new ways to bring people together to share live music even as we're kept apart; here are some ways they're doing that. Stay tuned for additional ways to help and keep connected as they develop. And please reach out to let us know of ways you've found music can help during these difficult times. Thank you for your ongoing support of Nonesuch artists and the music they make.

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  • Friday, February 14, 2020
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    Dutch conductor, pianist, and composer Reinbert de Leeuw died today, February 14, at the age of 81. De Leeuw was the conductor on all of the recordings Nonesuch Records has made of composer Louis Andriessen’s music; all but one of these were with Asko | Schönberg, the new-music ensemble of which he was a founder and the chief conductor. De Leeuw also led the ensemble in the Nonesuch recording of Steve Reich's Tehillim.

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  • Monday, December 2, 2019
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    Composer and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Parker releases a vinyl 7” single featuring parts one and two of his song “Max Brown” today, via a newly formed partnership between International Anthem and Nonesuch Records. A video for the track can be seen here. The song is a sneak peek of Parker’s new album, the first to be released via this partnership. International Anthem and Nonesuch will join forces to release at least six albums over the next three years.

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  • Wednesday, August 28, 2019
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    Looking to sample some recent Nonesuch releases or revisit favorite past recordings? Eager to explore the Nonesuch Explorer Series or search through songs by artists making music across pop, jazz, classical, musical theatre, and new music? Had enough questions? Head to our site's new Nonesuch Playlists page, where you'll find in one place all of our Spotify and Apple Music playlists. They're updated regularly, so find your favorites and subscribe on your preferred service today.

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